Blue Engine Board Members

Blue Engine is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are trusted advisors and leaders. We asked the Board why they decided to dedicate their time and talent to advance our mission.

Emily Criste
Emily Criste

Partner at Bain and Company

As a parent of children in the NYC public school system, I have seen firsthand the power of co-taught classrooms to support each and every learner. I am deeply committed to investing in our education system so that all students, regardless of their background or learning style, can flourish.

Nick Ehrmann
Nick Ehrmann

Founder, Blue Engine

Blue Engine has always been about mission, team, and talent – partnering with courageous and hardworking educators to unlock the talent that exists inside of classrooms and schools. Then and now, it's a mission worth fighting for.

Tom Higbie
Tom Higbie

Investing & Strategic Advisory, Forest Road Company

You never know which kid will change the world given the opportunity. Blue Engine is transforming the public school experience to be more inclusive and learner-centered which is critically important to giving every young person a chance to realize their full potential.

Michael Lear
Michael Lear

Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group

I was the beneficiary of an excellent education that allowed me to enjoy the life I live today. I would like to see as many children as possible have the same opportunity and Blue Engine helps make that a reality.

Stephen  Shapiro
Stephen Shapiro

Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

To give every student a better chance, to reach their full potential.

Mike O'Brien
Mike O’Brien

CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

The opportunity to reimagine classrooms and learning for students.

Julia Rafal-Baer
Julia Rafal-Baer

Managing Partner, ILO Group

We’re at a real inflection point in America — and a real crisis. The pandemic has taken a massive toll on learning for children. With multiple adults in each classroom, Blue Engine is leading a charge to make education more equitable and to realize significant acceleration of learning. I've been involved with Blue Engine since it was an idea on a whiteboard and am proud to see the change they’ve led to create a more equitable education system.

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

Board Chair & Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

I believe strongly in the need for system-wide change to tackle the deep educational inequities in our public schools. Blue Engine's unique skills and approach to team teaching have the power to transform classrooms and restore opportunity to students who have often been denied it.

Ambrose Wooden Jr.
Ambrose Wooden Jr.

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Commitment to educating every student through our team teaching model.

Kristi-Jo Preston
Kristi-Jo Preston

Managing Director, Watershed Advisors

Every student is capable of mastering the full rigor of grade-level learning. It’s our collective responsibility to design schools and classrooms so they can realize their potential. Blue Engine has figured out a key piece of the puzzle: how to accelerate learning for students with thinking and learning differences by optimizing how teachers work together.